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  1. The Window for an Iran Missile Deal Is Already Closing

    Private Viewpoints April 7, 2021 Calls to limit Iran’s missile program have become all the rage in Washington. In early March, a bipartisan group of 140 US lawmakers urged the Biden administration to pursue a more “comprehensive” deal with Iran that goes ...

  2. The Other Sides of Renegotiating the JCPOA Iran Nuclear Agreement

    Private Viewpoints April 15, 2021 So far, most of the debate over the JCPOA agreement has been a repetition of the original debates that took place before the agreement was reached in 2015 and while the current agreement was first being negotiated. The pu ...

  3. Israel's "Shadow" War with Iran Risks Playing out in the Open

    Private Viewpoints April 16, 2021 When Iran and the world powers signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015 after years of painstaking negotiations, Israel was among the few countries that opposed the agreement, arguing that it would no ...

  4. Open-Source Analysis of Iran's Missile and UAV Capabilities and Proliferation

    Private Viewpoints April 20, 2021 Iran’s ballistic missile systems, supplemented by cruise missiles and UAVs, are intended not only for deterrence, but for battle, including by Iran’s regional partners. In a new report, the IISS provides a detailed assess ...

  5. Missile Multinational: Iran's New Approach to Missile Proliferation

    Private Viewpoints April 26, 2021 The proliferation of ballistic missiles and artillery rockets to non-state actors by the Islamic Republic of Iran is a constant source of tension in the Middle East. Yemen’s Houthi rebels conduct ballistic-missile strikes ...

  6. Silo Mentality—Iran’s Haji Abad Missile Base

    Private Viewpoints May 4, 2021 Iran may have developed a new design of hardened launch site, possibly the first intended specifically for solid-fuel ballistic missiles. Open-source satellite imagery of the suspected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ miss ...

  7. Iran and U.S. Strategy: Looking beyond the JCPOA

    Private Viewpoints June 30, 2021 Regardless of what nations declare, their real-world strategy tends to evolve one crisis at a time and focus on the issues that drive that particular crisis to the exclusion or partial indifference of other key factors and ...

  8. How to Counter Iran's Missiles and Proxies

    Private Viewpoints July 30, 2021 Prospects for reviving the Iran nuclear deal are getting murkier by the day. What seems clear, though, is that the U.S. is unlikely to secure a broader agreement that addresses Iran’s missile arsenal and network of heavily ...

  9. Explainer: Iran's Space Program

    When Did Iran Start Its Space Program? What Are Its Goals? Who or What Agency Is in Charge? Private Viewpoints June 3, 2022 Iran’s interest in outer space dates back to 1957, when it joined 17 other nations in creating the ad hoc Committee for Internation ...

  10. Iran Is Developing Preemptive-Strike Capabilities with Drones and Cruise Missiles

    Private Viewpoints May 31, 2022 Iran is continuing to develop and expand its capabilities to deploy and produce drones. At the same time, it is producing air-launched precision weapons, launch platforms, and intelligence-gathering systems carried by drone ...

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